Cesar Azpilicueta highlights the threat of Chelsea star Jorginho ahead of Spain vs Italy showdown

Croatia v Spain - UEFA Euro 2020: Round of 16

Azpilicueta will take on his Blues teammate on Tuesday (Picture: Getty)

Cesar Azpilicueta has warned Spain must keep his Chelsea teammate Jorginho quiet if they want to reach the Euro 2020 final.

Spain and Italy meet in a mouth-watering semi-final on Tuesday night with the winner set to take on either England or Denmark in the final next Sunday.

Jorginho has started in each of the Azzurri’s games so far this summer, continuing his impressive club form for his country.

The former Napoli star also had an important role to play under Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea ended the season strongly with a Champions League triumph.

And having seen his teammate keep Italy ticking the same way he has done at Stamford Bridge, Azpilicueta warns he is a danger man La Roja must deal with.

Italy Training Session and Press Conference - UEFA Euro 2020: Quarter-final

Jorginho has impressed for Italy during the competition (Picture: Getty)

Azpilicueta told Sky Sport Italia: ‘We have a WhatsApp group with our Chelsea team-mates, but it will be nice to meet him again on the pitch.

‘That’s why football is great, now we are going to give the best for our national teams. Jorginho has proved to be a crucial player for Italy.

‘He has important qualities, he likes to keep the ball in his feet and control the game. If we limit his involvement, we’ll have more chances to qualify for the Final.’

Jorginho’s Italy teammate Lorenzo Insigne recently insisted the midfielder should be in contention for the Ballon d’Or award later this year.

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